Over the past two decades, there has been a revolution in the study of cancer biology. Advances in molecular biology, biochemistry and cell biology have contributed to our understanding of malignant transformation, cancer prevention, and cancer therapy. The Interdisciplinary Program in Tumor Biology provides doctoral and masters students with an excellent environment and interdisciplinary training for a career in cancer biology research.
Our program brings together about 60 faculty members from Basic Science and Clinical Departments, as well as the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center (a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, combining excellence in basic and clinical cancer research, as well as research in cancer prevention and control). A combination of formal courses, seminars and ongoing collaborative research projects bring together faculty and trainees in a unified doctoral program committed to providing quality education in cancer biology, prevention and therapy.
The primary consideration for acceptance into the Tumor Biology Training Program is the student's potential for highest quality research and academic scholarship, evaluated by both formal criteria and a personal interview.
Summer prior to first Fall semester
Summer After First Year
Summer After Second Year - Guided Research Training & Thesis Proposal
Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100.
After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department.
Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.
EVERY APPLICANT MUST SEND ALL HARD-COPY SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS TO THE Office of Biomedical Graduate Education